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Lead Estimator

Ref MAX8512 Job Posted 07/06/2018 Region Canada Location Toronto, Canada Salary $120k - $150k + package Salary Band £60,000 to £149,999 TypePermanent Consultant Steve Thomas

A Lead Estimator is required in Toronto to be part of a team working on major infrastructure and rail projects across the region. You will report in the Cost Management lead and support all aspects of project estimation.

Project Details

You will be a senior level Estimator on major projects in the infrastructure and rail sectors.

Responsibilities and Duties

• Taking a lead role in estimating interfacing with the client and other consultants, at all project stages
• Review and validate cost estimates prepared by contractors and technical disciplines within the Client organization.
• Coordinate costing of complex projects include taking ownership of and presenting the final estimate.
• Managing and preparing the development of Level 1 & 2 cost estimates for various scopes associated with civil and rail projects
• Manage package level reporting for estimates
• Be adept at managing estimating expectations requested by a large team of project managers
• Provide appropriate technical input to challenge/test designs, methodologies proposed for projects
• Provide support to the post contract change management assessment process
• Interfacing with the client and other consultants, at all project stages
• Identifying and acting upon opportunities to improve estimating procedures, templates and products and hence improve the service provided to clients
• Assisting in research related to construction market conditions throughout Canada, including analysis of official published data as it pertains to commission requirements
• Knowledge management – Ensuring that key information and learning generated from each commission is inputted into internal databases and shared.
• Quality Control – Ensuring compliance with quality standards and participation in ISO audits
• Staff management – Inputting into the formal management of the estimating team, to include 1st round recruitment interviews, input into resource management

Desired Skills and Experience

• Experienced at leading and delivering estimating functions within large infrastructure and rail projects
• A well-developed understanding of civil and rail infrastructure projects
• A thorough understanding of the characteristics of costs on projects over a project life cycle
• Experience of working within the consultancy sector
• Experience of working in the Canadian construction market
• Well-developed analytical, oral and written communication skills
• Experienced user of Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
• Detailed working knowledge of proprietary cost management system, concepts, tools and techniques and a working knowledge of accountancy systems such as SAP, Oracle, CostX, Unifier and industry estimating software

Qualifications/Educational Requirements

• A recognized relevant university degree
• Memberships in relevant professional organizations are preferred but not essential

Employing Company Overview and Profile

The company are a global consultancy in the construction and infrastructure sectors, operating across numerous continents on landmark projects.

Additional Benefits Package and Incentives

The company offer a very competitive salary and package.

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